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John Mooney Issues Classy Statement In Response To That Appalling Zimbabwe Article

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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"Absolutely nothing" - that's what Robson Shauko's article means to John Mooney.

The Irish cricketer posted a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday evening responding to the Zimbabwean's piece which was titled 'Alcoholic Dumps Zim Out Of WC'.

Though Mooney is not concerned about what the article said about him, he has issues with the message it may have sent to others. To the people he was hoping to help when he spoke to 2FM's Hugh Cahill about his struggle with depression. It was quotes from that interview which Sharuko used to attack the Dubliner's character.


The all rounder said:

The main thing that gets me about this article is that it might prevent somebody from getting the help they need in the future, the reason I spoke to the press about my struggles was to promote mental health issues. Using the fact that I'm a sports person to reach people who feel they can't tell people their problems, let me just say the day I told people my issues I felt a high sigh of relief. I don't want people to see this terrible article [and] say "oh im not telling anyone, people will slag me off, or my name will be tarnished". People will help you, people who you least expect will give you strength. Life will get better not worse.

Here's the statement in full.



h/t @LarryLeprechau for the screen shots.

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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